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Modern Sounds

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Released  1952
Modern Sounds (1951)  Popo (1952)
Release date  1952
Genre  Jazz
Producer  Gene Norman
Artist  Shorty Rogers
Label  Capitol Records
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Recorded  October 8, 1951 Los Angeles, CA
Similar  Shorty Rogers and His G, Cool and Crazy, Shorty Rogers Courts th, Way Up There, Wherever the Five Winds Bl

Modern Sounds is an album by trumpeter and bandleader Shorty Rogers featuring performances recorded in late 1951 and originally released as a 10-inch LP on the Capitol label. The tracks were also released in 1956 on a 12-inch LP split album under the same title with additional recordings by Gerry Mulligan.



The Allmusic review by Stephen Cook observed: "Rogers' outfit includes then future West Coast stars like alto saxophonist Art Pepper, tenor saxophonist Jimmy Giuffre, pianist Hampton Hawes, and drummer Shelley Manne, among others. Each soloist gets plenty of room to stretch out on a set including four Rogers originals".

Track listing

All compositions by Shorty Rogers except where noted.

  1. "Popo" - 2:59
  2. "Over the Rainbow" (Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg) - 2:59
  3. "Four Mothers" (Jimmy Giuffre) - 2:46
  4. "Didi" - 2:24
  5. "Sam and the Lady" - 3:05
  6. "Apropos" - 2:36


  • Shorty Rogers - trumpet, arranger
  • John Graas - French horn
  • Gene Englund - tuba
  • Art Pepper - alto saxophone
  • Jimmy Giuffre - tenor saxophone, arranger
  • Hampton Hawes - piano
  • Don Bagley - bass
  • Shelly Manne - drums
  • References

    Modern Sounds Wikipedia

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